2019-2021 residence

The Métaboles are in residence at Royaumont from 2019 to 2021.

A place of work and experimentation, the Royaumont Foundation supports the personal and collective development of artists. Diffusion activities, concerts, shows, meetings complete and extend this support.

For Les Métaboles, this residency is an ideal way to develop the fields of action that the ensemble wishes to carry out: the exploration of repertoires, the meeting with composers, the meeting with other disciplines, the development of professional training.


Académie Voix Nouvelle
The Angels (concert)
workshops for schools

Choir conducting training
Corri Spezzati d'hier à aujourd'hui (concert)
Liebeslieder Walzer (concert)
workshops for schools

Oratorios (concert)
workshops for schools



Thurday, October 2021 - 8 pmOratoriosÉglise-Notre-Dame-de-la-Gloriette - Caen

At the initiative of the Royaumont Foundation, les Métaboles and l'Orchestre régional de Normandie will perform an original musical program that brings together Camille Saint-Saëns and the young French composer Basile Chassaing, winner in 2019 of the Académie Voix Nouvelles de la Royaumont Foundation. Entitled “Oratorios”, this project combines a contemporary creation and a major work from the repertoire according to the same theme.

Les Métaboles
L'Orchestre régional de Normandie
Léo Waryski, direction



Sunday, october 25, 2020 - 3:30 pmCori Spezzati, l'art des chœurs spatialisésAbbaye de Royaumont - Asnières-sur-Oise

Through the centuries, Léo Warynski unearths relatives, emphasizes family tunes, in a long line of composers touched by grace. Rameau, offers an address to heaven, a five-part motet rarely given because cleverly concealed in his Treaty of Harmony. Marc-Antoine Charpentier - who was able to observe during a trip to Italy what in Venice was called the "cori spezzati": the dialogue of vocal groups installed on either side of a church - delivers a sumptuous Salve Regina with three choirs. But the centerpiece of this new program is signed Orazio Benevolo, a little-known musician, chapel master at the Vatican from 1646 to 1672. Thanks to the conductor and musicologist Louis Castelain, who patiently copied the score in a Roman library, the Metaboles sing for the first time since the 17th century this four-choir Mass by the Italian composer. A novel, in a way, which parallels the one written by the very young Lithuanian composer Juta Pranulyte.

Information and reservation on Royaumont website


Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 3:30 pmLiebeslieder WalzerAbbaye de Royaumont - Asnières-sur-Oise

Liebeslieder Walzer - Johannes Brahms

Behind Brahms the Titan, ambitious heir to Beethoven and Schumann, stands the lover of the voice, the complicit observer of Viennese customs. This is the one who composes waltzes for four hands piano and vocal ensemble, intended for amateurs. Love songs to the rhythm of dance, these Liebeslieder Walzer alternately express desire, nostalgia, sorrow, and fun in the dialogue of hearts. To this emblematic collection, Léo Warynski joins several gems of Brahmsian vocal art, in which the colors of his Metaboles shine.

Les Métaboles
Yoan Héreau et Edoardo Torbianelli, piano
Léo Warynski, musical direction


Friday, July, 10 2020 - 6 pmCancelled - Création-Recréation, de Rameau à HersantAbbaye de Royaumont - Asnière-sur-Oise

Fenêtre sur cour(s)


From July 6 to 10, under the leadership of Léo Warynski, young choir conductors will have had the chance to conduct one of the best current vocal ensembles : les Métaboles, ensemble in residence at Royaumont (2019-2021).
The session will have allowed to approach the technique of choir direction, the specificities of interpretation of each of the repertories worked, as well as the challenges of the artistic direction of a choir. Sessions of musicological analysis have been planned with Louis Castelain (CMBV).

The young conductors will also have benefited from the advice of Philippe Hersant during an exceptional rehearsal in his presence.

On July 10, Fenêtre sur cour(s)] will be an opportunity for the laureates to direct several works worked during the session.



September 7 & 8, 2019Académie Voix nouvellesAbbaye de Royaumont - Asnières-sur-Oise


The Metaboles, Mivos Quatuor, Florentin Ginot, double bass
Leo Warynski, musical direction

Fourteen composers constitute the international group of young composers trained at Royaumont each year under the direction of two professors, then joined by professional interpreters. Edition 2019: Franck Bedrossian and Simon Steen-Andersen (composers), Les Métaboles, the Mivos quartet and Florentin Ginot on bass.

More information here

Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 8:45 pmThe AngelsAbbaye de Royaumont - Asnières-sur-Oise

The Angels - Tribute to Jonathan Harvey

William Byrd - Ave verum
Jonathan Harvey - I love the Lord, pour double chœur a cappella
Plain Songs for Peace and Light, pour chœur a cappella
Come Holy Ghost, pour chœur a cappella
G. P. da Palestrina - Stabat Mater for double a cappella choir
Jonathan Harvey - The annunciation
The Angels pour double chœur a cappella
Henry Purcell - Remember not Lord, our offenses
Jonathan Harvey - Remember, O Lord
Jack Sheen - new work, for spatialized choir, world premiere, commissioned by the Royaumont Foundation

More information here